Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the first recipients of the Governor’s Award for Excellence and Innovation in Education.
Virginia Beach public schools' STEM Trifecta was recognized for creating a platform for all students to join in three types of technical competition: The Robotics Challenge; The Maker Expo; and The Cybersecurity and Cyber Innovation Challenge.
The state's new initiative recognizes outstanding educators and leaders, schools, divisions, and community partners across five categories: closing the achievement gap, community partnerships and collaboration, innovation in education, preparing students for the new Virginia economy; and supporting school readiness.
Out of more than 120 nominations, 13 were selected for recognition and honored at the Executive Mansion last night.
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